Abstract Submission

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Abstract Submissions for Undergraduate Research Day will be accepted via the below form through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024. No email submissions will be accepted.


  • An abstract of ongoing and updated research projects is acceptable for submission and presentation.
  • Each student may submit one abstract as the first author.
    • There is no limit to the number of times a student may appear as co-author on abstracts.
  • An abstract may only be submitted once. Duplicate abstracts (reporting the same data) that are submitted under a different title or author will be vetted and will not be considered.
  • Please proof-read your abstract carefully for formatting, spelling and data errors. Pay special attention to the author order and presenting author designation.
  • All abstracts must be reviewed, edited and approved by faculty mentors before submission. Presenters and their mentors will receive confirmation of abstract acceptance via email.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published on LaGuardia’s Undergraduate Research Day website.
  • Changes to abstracts or authors will not be accepted after the submission deadline.

Abstract Format

  • All material must be the work of authors listed and appropriately referenced. 
  • Abstracts must be properly contained and organized into four sections identified as follows: Purpose/Objectives, Materials/Methods, Results and Conclusions
  • The abstract cannot contain illustrations, images or graphs. 
  • Abstract submissions must not include references. Presenters may include these items in their on-site presentations.  
  • Limit the abstract to 250 words or less.  Please spell out all acronyms on first use. 
    Abstract titles should be 10 words less.

Review of Abstracts

  • All abstracts will be reviewed by at least one Committee member.
  • The reviewing process is strictly confidential.
  • The Committee reserves the right to decline any submitted abstracts that do not meet
  • the submission criteria.
  • Abstracts scoring categories:
    • Format
    • Clarity, spelling and grammar
    • Introduction and hypothesis
    • Methods
    • Results

Abstract Submission Form

One student should submit Team projects; the student completing this form will serve as the main contact.